Lago di Resia Sports & Outdoors

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    Cross-country skiing

    by german_eagle Updated Jul 13, 2013

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    The area around Lake Reschen is very good for cross-country skiing, too. First off, it's quite snow reliable due to its elevation and the location at the main crest of the Alps, and secondly, the main valley is quite wide, flat and open so there's enough room for trails.

    The most popular groomed track connects Graun via Reschen with Nauders in Austria - 22 km total. Another track runs from Graun along LReschen to the smaller lake of St. Valentin - 12 km total. Please note for both tracks that the parts along Lake Reschen are sometimes not in perfect condition, reason is that it's just a tiny stretch between lake and busy road, and very sunny.

    One of my favourite tracks in the area is the one in Valle Lunga/Langtaufers valley - 9 km total. It's at the end of the valley, at an elevation of 1800 m, very scenic and snow reliable. Downside is that it costs a couple of Euros (the other previously mentioned tracks are free.)

    The other favourite track of mine is the one in the Inn valley, from Martina to Scuol (Engadine, Switzerland). All in all 26 km, very scenic, idyllic (woods!), with a fantastic restaurant half way (Sur En), the downside is the fee again: 6 CHF per day.

    (Again, sorry about the quality of the pictures. They were taken in 1994, I think, well before digitial era. The first one was taken near Nauders, the other two are impressions of the track in the Engadine/Switzerland between Ramosch and Scuol.)

    Equipment: Rent or bring your own. No shortage of shops around the lake.

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    Alpine Skiing

    by german_eagle Updated Jul 13, 2013

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    The region around Lake Reschen/Resia is pretty good for Alpine skiing. Not exactly in the top league, but good for a couple of days skiing for the beginner to intermediate skier. Also, the region is quite snow reliable due to the relatively high elevation and the location at the main crest of the Alps, meaning they get snow from North and South. The downside is that the winds are pretty strong often. There are actually three immediate ski areas that are included in the basic sk pass: Nauders/Bergkastel, which is the biggest, then Reschen/Schöneben, and St. Valentin/Haider Alm, which is the smallest. All three of them are connected by a frequent ski bus service, free for anyone.

    Nauders in Austria, on the other side of the pass, has the longest tradition of skiing and the most varied skiing area. There are a couple of freeriding options, too. Reschen's skiing area has some extremely flat pistes, perfect for beginners, but also challenging ones to the Rojen side valley.

    The fourth skiing area around the lake is the small one in Valle Lunga/Langtaufers valley: Just one chair-lift and one skilift. Both old-fashioned, but the pistes are well groomed and rather empty, even in high season. I loved skiing there for a couple of hours. Note: It's not included in the regular ski pass, but the prices are very reasonable.

    There are two other ski pass options: The Snowcard Gold covers the Austrian resorts of Nauders, Kaunertal glacier, Fendels and the Swiss-Austrian Samnaun/Ischgl resort. And then there's the ski pass Ski 6 that covers the Austrian resorts Nauders, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Kaunertal glacier, Fendels, Venet. Ski buses are not included, sadly.

    (Sorry about the quality of the pictures. They were taken in 1994, I think, well before digitial era. All three are taken in the Reschen/Schöneben skiing area. Pic 3 shows the view from the top station toward Reschen pass and Nauders.)

    Equipment: Rent or bring your own. There are plenty of rental shops in all towns around the lake.

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    Kite surfing

    by desert_princess Updated Feb 24, 2008

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    Kite surfing

    Reschen lake has constant wind which makes it perfect for the new trend sport - kite surfing. In the winter when the lake freezes ,you can still see the kites in the air ,being used with a snowboard or skis.

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